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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at The George Mason University School...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare has long been among my favorite plays. If it isn’t already yours, the Mason Players production could...

In the Moment: ‘Birdman Live! at George Mason University Center

There has been a wealth of films about Broadway over the decades. Many oft these Broadway-related movies are from a too distant past even...

In the Moment: ‘The 100th Meridian Project’ at George Mason University

Climate change is a sharp pointed object in the current 2016 political season. The language strewn about is often hot and more often than...

In the Moment: An Interview With Rick Davis on ‘Arts By...

These are times of increasing emphasis on STEM as the seemingly set future direction for American students; when there is serious discussion that college...

2016 Capital Fringe Festival Preview #1: ‘Before The Lights Go Up’...

To begin our 2016 Capital Fringe series of Previews, Bucky Mitchell introduces us to his show Before The Lights Go Up. Joel: What is Before The Lights Go...

Virginia Opera’s ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ by Jacques Offenbach at George...

I was expecting to be entertained by the Virginia Opera's rendition of Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, directed by Sam Helfrich, which played...

The Beach Boys at Wolf Trap

Nostalgic Fun for all Generations: The Beach Boys at Wolf Trap Great music and good weather brought audiences out in droves to Wolf Trap for...

George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Announces 25th Anniversary Season...

Celebrating 25 years of bringing outstanding performing arts to George Mason University and audiences in the greater Washington, DC area, George Mason University’s Center...

In the Moment: ‘Off the Wall’ at George Mason University on...

Its title beckons with a “come hither” attitude; Off the Wall. Three small intriguing words that are total catnip when strung together. And, then a...

‘An Experiment with an Air Pump’ at George Mason University

Shelagh Stephenson’s 1997 An Experiment with an Air Pump toggles between the dawn of the 19th and 21st centuries to examine the role of...

Todd Ellison and Friends: ‘The Romance of Broadway’ at George Mason...

Todd Ellison and Friends delivered an early Valentine to audiences at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Sunday afternoon. The Romance of Broadway delivered a...

In the Moment: Walnut Street Theatre’s Touring Company Brings ‘A Life...

America's oldest theatre, Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA, also has a touring company component. The touring company is a regular presence at the George Mason...

The Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ at George Mason University’s Center...

Be prepared to be dazzled. When this reviewer spotted hundreds of young children, mostly girls 3 to 16 in pretty party dresses, swarming through the...

The Czech Philharmonic at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

Sometimes there’s reason to doubt why a symphony orchestra needs all those violins. Many of the labor disputes that are running around the country’s...

‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ at George Mason University’s School of...

Charles Dickens left his novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood unfinished when he died in 1870. Over a hundred years later, Rupert Holmes took...

A Chat with Patti LuPone on ‘Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda’ on September...

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone and I had a conversation about her upcoming performance of Coulda Woulda Shoulda coming up at George Mason University’s Arts by...

An Interview With Director Laurie Nelson on ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ at...

DCMetroTheaterArts ("DCMTA") is interested in highlighting community performing arts events that focus on emerging musical theater talent and fresh voices. With well over 100...

Aquila Theatre’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ at George Mason University’s Center for the...

From the first scene to the last, Aquila Theatre’s riveting posthumous production of Ray Bradbury’s 1953 play, Fahrenheit 451 was superb; the best I...

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Children’s, High School, and University Productions...

Here are the choices of The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts for our Favorite productions and performances in Children's Theatre and High School and University productions...

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Designers of 2013′ by The Staff...

Here are the choices of The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts for for our Favorite Designers in a Musical and Play in 2013. Congrats to all...

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